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Chemotherapy

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term436811
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this term

The treatment of disease by means of chemical substances or drugs, usually used in reference to neoplastic disease.

Chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer achieves its antitumour effect through the use of antineoplastic drugs that inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells by interfering with DNA synthesis and mitosis.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

Stedman TL 2006. Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition. Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins page 358.

American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2011 revision. Commission on Cancer page 26.

Relational attributes

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Cancer treatment type code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy completion date Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered, number of cycles N[NN] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered, number of cycles N[NN] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy start date Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—chemotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—primary course of chemotherapy delay indicator Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—primary course of chemotherapy delay indicator, yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—primary course of chemotherapy delay reason Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—primary course of chemotherapy delay reason, code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, eviQ protocol identifier NNNNNN Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, eviQ protocol identifier NNNNNN Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, text X[X(149)] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, text X[X(149)] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Chemotherapy delay reason code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Lung cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Primary course of chemotherapy delay indicator Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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